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Date published: July 6, 2019

Update: Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Southern California

Updated on July 19. Visit the USGS earthquake event page for more information.

Date published: June 21, 2019

Celebrate Oceans Month – USGS Science on the Seas

Our Earth is indeed a watery planet – nearly two-thirds of its surface is covered by water. And all but 3% of that water covers land submerged under the oceans. Our seas are the source of living and non-living resources that we rely on for food, recreation, protection from storms, energy and minerals, and so much more.

Date published: May 26, 2019

Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake in Peru

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck north-central Peru on May 26, 2019 at 2:41 am local time (07:41 UTC). 

Date published: May 17, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Low-Level Flights in Charleston to Image Buried Faults and Ancient Lava Flows

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project.  Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.

Date published: April 30, 2019

Study of Alaskan Landslide Could Improve Tsunami Modeling

A rare submarine landslide provides researchers with a reference point for modeling the biggest tsunamis. (EOS article)

Date published: March 25, 2019

USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

Applications due May 29, 2019

Date published: March 5, 2019

New tsunami evidence along one of Earth’s largest faults, the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust

Recent geological studies of a key section of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska suggest Aleutian tsunamis may occur more frequently than previously understood.

Date published: November 30, 2018

2018 Anchorage Earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018, at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).  For the most up-to-date information, please visit the USGS event page, and for estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

Date published: October 17, 2018

The Hayward Fault—Is It Due for a Repeat of the Powerful 1868 Earthquake?

By Thomas M. Brocher, Jack Boatwright, James J. Lienkaemper, Carol S. Prentice, David P. Schwartz, and Howard Bundock

Drawn from: USGS Fact Sheet 2018-3052

Date published: September 28, 2018

Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake near Palu, Indonesia

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck north of Palu, Indonesia on September 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm local time (10:03 am UTC).